Chicago's historic Uptown Theatre is being renovated and brought back to its glory days. (Uptown Theatre archives)

The mayor of Chicago and a ward alderman, along with Jam Productions co-owner Jerry Mickelson, are leading the charge to reopen Chicago’s historic Uptown Theatre, which has been closed since 1981.

“I discovered the Uptown in 1975,” Mickelson said. “It was a movie theater that was just showing movies. I made a deal with the owners to bring Jam&#...

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